Off to Wales!

While Ken stayed home to care for the farm I headed off to Wales again to continue training to become an approved judge for Black Welsh Mountain Sheep. After a relatively unevventful plane flight from Grand Junction to Dallas, then overnight flight from Dallas to...

Wales Trip

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Annual Show and Sale in Abergavenny Wales 4 September 2008. Then I got to judge and view a number of flocks culminated by my attendance at the Cadet Judges training held at Ted Williams Garth Uchaf...

Somerset 6 September 2008

Another day with Melinda Baker. We sorted and looked at her entire flock and then got to visit two other flocks as well. Here are Melinda’s show sheep, ewe lambs and wethers. After getting the catch pens set up we got the sheep into the pen. It was refreshing to...

Somerset 5 September 2008

My next stop was at Melinda Baker’s farm in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. She had to work part of the day on Friday so her husband kindly took the day and took me around to play tourist. This is the chapel of the Marston house that belonged to the Earls of Cork and...

Black Welsh Show and Sale 4 September 2008

In the pens ready to be judged. Ted Williams with his ewe entry. Julia Patterson with her ram. Judge Matthew Evans checking the turn of a ram’s horns. Adult Ram classE.O Williams with his ramAnother nice older ram.And another.And a very nice boy with wide spread...